Boxing

Boxing

Anthony Joshua says he’ll still fight Deontay Wilder if he loses to Tyson Fury on December 1. Joshua says Wilder is too big of a name for him to ignore him just because of a loss to the 6’9″ Fury (27-0, 19 KOs). Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) will still be a huge name for Joshua to fight even if he loses to Fury.

Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) doesn’t have a lot of options for big fights in the heavyweight division right now. Beyond Wilder, Dillian Whyte, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, there’s not much for Joshua to fight in the division. The division is barren of big names now that Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin have both been beaten by Joshua. There’s no going backwards for Joshua with those fighters.

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Last Saturday I watched one hell of a fight between two of the most influential fighters of our time: Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. There is no doubt about it, that fight was a classic.

Before the fight I was expecting and along with me many others all the animosity, and the bad blood to surface in the ring and it did big time.There was no knock downs because the two fighters are both too hard and too tough to get down with one punch. It would have taken a monstrous shot for one of them to go down.

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Dereck Chisora made Dillian Whye an absurd offer of 5 million for a fight on December 22. The two heavyweights are trying to negotiate a rematch for Sky Box Office PPV. Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) beat Chisora by a 12 round split decision close to two years ago in December 2016.

It’s unknown if the 34-year-old Chisora has the £5m to give Whyte. Chisora wants to send Whyte into retirement. It would be a tough pill for Whyte to swallow if he loses the December 22 fight to Chisora because he’ll miss out on a rematch with Anthony Joshua on April 13.

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Oleksandr Usyk says the reason he agreed to fight former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew was so that he could get a title shot against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, who is signed with the same promoter Eddie Hearn. Usyk recently signed with Hearn as well, so all three of them are with Hearn as part of his Matchroom Boxing stable.

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WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance benzoylecgonin, which an ingredient in the illegal drug cocaine. WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman broke the news about Benavidez’s positive test on Tuesday.

The positive test came from a urine sample collected on August 27 according to ESPN. Benavidez has the option of having his B-sample tested.

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